This devotion was given by NLC alto, Jenny Kelley, prior to our first tour concert in Mesa, Arizona.
God Wants Us to Sing! I think most singers know this. But did you know there are at least 50 exhortations to sing in the bible? Several are in Psalms, for example Psalm 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
How about Psalm 150 (paraphrased), Praise the Lord with trumpet, lute, harp, lyre, loud clashing cymbals, and I would add: piercing recorder, ethereal native flute, deep basses, colorful tenors, pure sounding sopranos, and my soul-singing sister altos. This one is my favorite, Psalm 104: I shall sing to the Lord as long as I live. In addition to these many exhorting passages, there are two instructive passages in the New Testament to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God and to each other. These are not requests, they are commands! For those who consider themselves non-singers, no matter, for God hears what no one else can: the singing in our hearts!